SPRINGFIELD – Michelle Johnson of Stillman Valley, Michael Wubbena of Forreston, and Shelby Fryar of Lanark were three of eight Highland Community College Agriculture Club members to participate in the Nov. 3 Illinois Post-Secondary Agriculture Students annual fall conference at Lincoln Land College.
The group competed in agriculture-specific content areas that included general knowledge exams, real-world problem-solving scenarios, goal setting activities and personal interviews.
PAS is a national student organization that provides opportunities for college agriculture students to experience individual growth, leadership and career preparation through competition and cooperative activities.
Johnson participated in the Animal Health Employment Interview and Wubbena in the Prepared Public Speaking. He also took first place with Drew Groezinger of Stockton on the Floriculture Specialist team and was a member of the Crop Specialist team. Fryar was a member of the Swine Specialist team.
Students that placed can participate in the National PAS Conference March 13-16 Louisville, Kentucky.. The next state PAS competition is the Illinois PAS Annual Conference Feb. 9 at Lincoln Land Community College.